Culinary Cooking Classes with Joanne Weir

Teaching is what I love to do most! I realized that a long time ago when I taught fine art to high school kids in Boston. Though I liked it, I quickly realized that my students weren't quite as excited about art as I was! Luckily food is my other passion, and when I paired the two, teaching and food, I found what I love to do most and that's to teach cooking!

My approach to cooking can be wrapped up in three words - simple, seasonal, and local. But then of course there’s always kind of a Mediterranean slant. I happen to love that part of the world. Maybe that’s because I love recipes that are simple but with great results - without spending hours and hours in the kitchen. Some of my favorite recipes have less than 5 or 6 ingredients and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong - I also love a slowly braised stew with lots of fork-tender meat and vegetables or a luscious fresh berry pie that I spent a few hours to prepare.



Tequila & Tapas Weekend Cooking Class Course

July 18-20, 2014 | SOLD OUT!

The art of tequila production has become as intensely intricate as wine-making, but let's face it- wine is fun but tequila is FUN! It became such a passion of mine that I opened Copita, my first restaurant and tequileria!

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Tequila & Tapas Weekend Cooking Class Course



Taste of Tuscany Weekend Cooking Course

September 20-21, 2014 | ONE SPOT LEFT!

Tuscany is one of my most popular tour locations for my Culinary Journeys. I teach at a wonderful villa in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing region, in the village of Strada in Chianti, and it is always a sold-out trip.

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Taste of Tuscany Weekend Cooking Course



Party Provence Weekend Cooking Class Course

Check back soon for the 2015 class schedule.

I absolutely love teaching in Provence, the southeastern region of France bordering the Mediterranean. The famous outdoor markets of Saint-Rémy and Uzès are always brimming with delicious cheeses, the freshest seafood, gorgeous fruits and vegetables, spices, and are truly a shopper's paradise.

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Party Provence Weekend Cooking Class Course